Student Achievement

The College of Business identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the College’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. These are aligned with the College Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision of being a regional leader in business education!

  • COB Strategy I-A: Support COB learners through a commitment to enhancing
    opportunity, access, success, and affordability.
    • Objective(s):
      • I-A-I: Increase retention and graduation rates for undergraduate first time in college (FTIC), transfer learners, and graduate learners at each instructional site and Tarleton Online.
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Retention

The College of Business has identified as part of its strategic plan, to improve retention for first-time in college (FTIC), transfer, and graduate students.

Retention Rates

  FTICTransferGraduate
Start TermRetained TermCOBTSUCOBTSUCOBTSU
Fall 2016Fall 201752.84%67.13%68.04%74.98%66.39%64.86%
Fall 2017Fall 201860.21%69.19%71.35%74.16%60.28%62.80%
Fall 2018Fall 201956.85%65.25%71.82%75.87%53.66%60.19%
Fall 2019Fall 202056.28%70.00%70.66%74.78%58.91%67.26%
Fall 2020Fall 202159.66%69.35%71.61%74.41%57.78%64.89%
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix
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Graduation Rates

Like retention, the College of Business tracks graduation rates in order to evaluate student success. 

FTIC Graduation Rates

FTIC TermCOB
FTIC
4 Yr Rate
TSU
FTIC
4 Yr Rate
COB
FTIC
6 Yr Rate
TSU
FTIC
6 Yr Rate
COB
Transfer
Student
4 Yr Rate
TSU
Transfer
Student
4 Yr Rate
COB
Transfer
Student
6 Yr Rate
TSU
Transfer
Student
6 Yr Rate
Fall 201336.18%29.78%50.25%49.75%65.38%  64.06%69.63%69.38%
Fall 201424.77%29.81%34.40%45.83%66.22% 62.43% 71.01% 68.05%
Fall 201534.41%29.87%45.70%48.90%66.15%64.91%69.89%69.06%
Fall 201630.57%29.32%  61.52%60.57%  
Fall 201732.46%33.91%  60.06%62.88%  
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix

COB/TSU Graduate Graduation Rate 2013-2019

Fall CohortCOB
2 yr Rate
TSU
2 yr Rate
COB
3 yr Rate
TSU
3 yr Rate
Fall 201337.30%38.54%55.56%58.92%
Fall 201428.06%33.62% 41.73% 52.42% 
Fall 201522.66%31.50%44.53%49.42%
Fall 201625.21%29.72%51.26%50.71%
Fall 201734.04%34.45%46.81%51.38%
Fall 201836.59%38.68%48.78%52.26%
Fall 201934.11%42.44%  
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix